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Rumor: Apple to release iPhone Concierge app

Apple is rumored to be releasing a new iPhone app that will help customers manage their retail premium memberships and appointments at Apple retail stores.

This week, MacRumors published a report regarding rumors that Apple is about to launch a "Concierge" iPhone app for Apple's retail store customers.

The app will supposedly provide the same functionality available via the company's online retail store reservations system, where customers can schedule appointments for Personal Shopping, the Genius Bar, learning Workshops, Business consulting, Youth Programs, and One to One. The app may also allow these customers to keep track of any Apple retail store premium program memberships.

A "Concierge" iPhone app makes sense and we are surprised that we have not seen this idea already. Clearly once the app is released it will be available for free since customers can currently register for free at any Apple Store or online via their favorite stores Web site.

We attempted to reach Apple public relations for comment, but at press time we had not received a response.

The Apple Store at Baybrook Mall in Friendswood, Texas, offers a variety of reservations that you can sign up for on Apple's Web site--a new Concierge app would let you sign up from your iPhone. Apple Inc.